Olied Up Tongan Flag-Bearer Wins All The Medals At Rio Opening Ceremonies

Pita Taukatofua is the first Tongan to compete in taekwando.

The Opening Ceremonies last night at Rio were a colorful parade of international glory.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 05:  Athletes and artists are seen during The 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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But one flag bearer sent everyone running for a map: Pita Taufatofua of Tonga, who competes in taekwondo, was looking mighty fine in his traditional native costume.

Tonga's flagbearer Pita Nikolas Taufatofua leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Tonga's flagbearer Pita Nikolas Taufatofua leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. / AFP / PEDRO UGARTE        (Photo credit should read PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Flag bearer Pita Nikolas Aufatofua of Tonga leads his Olympic Team during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. / AFP / Leon NEAL        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Taukatofua, 32, walked into MaracanĂ£ Stadium shirtless and completely covered in baby oil.

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Taukatofua was born in Australia but wanted to compete for his father’s homeland—he’s the first athlete from Tonga to qualify to the Olympics in Taekwondo.

His trip to Rio was self-funded with a Kickstarter campaign that raise $6,200 dollars in four months.

We suggest a wall calendar for 2020.

Thankfully, this Olympic hottie is generous on Instagram.

h/t: Daily Mail

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